My latest sewing project has been making awnings that will cover the hatches. It doesn't rain much in the Bahamas but when it does, it goes without saying that the hatches should be closed. While in the Bahamas we found ourselves turning the dinghy around many times to return to the boat and close the hatches. Also, there have been nights when the rain would start and stop many times. George would get up to close the hatches, then open them, then close, etc. Awnings over the hatches would enable us to leave the hatches open, both when we are away from the boat and on it. I made the first awning using the instructions from Canvas for Cruisers. I bought lightweight Weathermax fabric to use for the awnings. The first awnings is finished and we tested the fit using bungees and lines. I have more shock cord on order to make bungee cords for all of the attachments. I am working on the other two awnings that will go on either side of the boom.